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For most of us, these prizewinning spelling bee words would be difficult to pronounce, let alone spell. We asked twenty-one of today’s most talented and inventive writers to go even further and pen an original tale inspired by one of dozens of obscure and fascinating championship words. The result is Logorrhea–a veritable dictionary of the weird, the fantastic, the hauntin ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Spectra (first published January 1st 2007)
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Alison
Apr 01, 2008 Alison rated it it was amazing
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I enjoyed this a lot. The premise is very cool - each story was inspired by a word that was the winning word in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in recent years. I don't know if it was because of the oddness of the words, or if it's just the types of things these authors write, but the stories were really strange and wonderful -- exactly what I like to see in short stories. The kind of thing where sometimes you're not sure if you know what's going on, and you have to piece it together as you re ...more
Mike
Apr 09, 2012 Mike rated it really liked it
This was a very pleasant book for the word nerds out there. Each short story is focused around one of the final words from the Scripps National Spelling Bee from the preceding 2 decades. A few of the stories fizzled, but that was more than made up for by the romping good ones. This is definitely worth picking up if you appreciate a well wrought story or have ever found yourself looking up the etymology of an obscure word so you could really get at its' meaning.
rivka
One of these shorts is nominated for a Hugo, and can be read here. Not only is the story marvelous, it made me want to read the entire collection!
Tania
My review is up on The Short Review at http://www.theshortreview.com/reviews... along with more reviews of short story collections and anthologies.
Gayle
Mar 18, 2008 Gayle rated it liked it
Interesting collection of imaginative stories, especially enjoyable for those of us who appreciate the history and meanings of individual words.
Kristel
An enjoyable book of short fiction, mostly of the science fiction/fantasy variety. It's a little hit and miss, but most collections are.
Trey Wren
Mar 27, 2008 Trey Wren rated it liked it
Some hit or miss but the story by Tim Pratt, "From Around Here" is worth the price of admission.
elana
Jun 29, 2009 elana rated it it was amazing
one of the most creative books i've ever read.
splendid!!!
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